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January’s Featured Mayesh Luxe Blooms

As a follow-up to last week’s Flower 411, we’re excited to share this month’s Featured Mayesh Luxe Blooms! JANUARY FEATURED ...
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Freeze Dried Garden Roses

I have been seeing interest in freeze-dried roses recently and wanted to let you know that Mayesh Wholesale Florist has got ...
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Flower 411: January 2018

We hope you’re having a great start to 2018! Here’s the current lowdown on product availability going into the New ...
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Mayesh Phoenix Partnership with Gompers

As many of you know, giving back and partnering with charitable organizations is a big priority for Mayesh. From our ...
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Mayesh Design Star: Floral Pin Frog & Compote Arrangement

We are proud to officially introduce you to our 2018 Mayesh Design Star, Kaylee Young of Flourish by Kay! In ...
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Mayesh’s 40th Anniversary Open House Celebration

As 2017 comes to a close (can you believe it?) we’re gearing up for another busy and exciting year at ...
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Mornings with Mayesh: December 2017

Here’s the replay of December’s Mornings with Mayesh featuring answers to YOUR flower questions and a Q&A with our 2018 ...
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MDS Workshop Venue Feature: 255 Miami Studio

We are just over a month away from our first official workshop of the 2018 MDS Workshop Tour: Curate & ...
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Mayesh Cooler Picks: End of Fall

We’re heading into the cold winter months, but before we jump right in, we’re wrapping up fall with our favorite ...
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Flower 411: December

Flower 411 December

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 11/29/2017

 

This month in the world of wholesale flowers…

 

 

Finished / Not Available

 

Allium- all types finished except bullet

Anemone Japanese

Calendula

Chamomile yellow daisy- no one grows this anymore

Clematis – local

Cosmos- pinks and whites

Cotinus Blooming

Cotinus Foliage- Dutch only and expensive

Crocosmia Flower

Crocosmia Pods

Delphinium Belladonna Light Pink

Echinops

Eremurus

Fruiting Branches – Blueberry

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Ginger Beehive

Grevillea Asplendifolia- Magnolia type

Hellebores – New Zealand

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Kumquatsrestricted movement by the Department of Agriculture

Lace Flower

Leucadendron Jester

Millets

Oregano Kents Beauty and Hopley’s pink

Pampas Grass

Poppy Matilda

Poppy oriental

Poppy Pods

Protea – Protea Blushing Bride

Protea Waratah

Rain Tree pods

Riceflower

Snowberry

Spirea

Stephanotis Vines

Thryptomene/ Calycina- Import

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis

Anemone- import & local

Artichokes all size and colors  GAPPING

Birch Victorian

Calicarpa- Beauty Berry

Delphinium Belladonna White

Delphinium hybrid all colors, especially white

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf  (moon lagoon, gumdrop, parvifolia, bonsai)

Freesia Super- local -$$$$

Gardenias

Gomphrena White

Hydrangea – local Limited,  mostly antique greens

Nigella

Papyrus Lions Head- advance notice required

Poppy asst Icelandic- import only and extremely limited

Protea King white (SUPER Limited)

Protea white  import and local but limited

Strawflower- yellow, bronze/orange, purple only

 

 

Available

 

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium-bullit- import only (Dutch)

Amaranthus

Amaryllis – Import

Aster Matsumoto

Astilbe – Import

Banksia – menziesii Local only

Banksia- Coccinea and Formosa- Import only

Bear Grass Super

Birds – local

Bouvardia- very limited locally (no light pink grown in USA)- go import (has all colors)

Brunia Silver

Bupluerum

Campanula – import only $$$$$

Chamomile/ Matricaria/feverfew

Clematis – Dutch only- no White

Cosmos Chocolate

Cotton

Coxcomb – Import

Craspedia – local and import

Cyclamen Blooms – Import

Cymbidium – Large or Mini

Delphinium Bella dark and light blue – limited locally

Dianthus Green trick or Green Ball – local or import

 

DAHLIAS:

Greenhouse dahlias from our year-round dahlia growers now available.  Basic Colors, Burgundy, red, light pink, pink, Hot pink, purple (dark lavender-lagoon), limited orange, White & Café au Lait

Ball Dahlias – are done for the season

Any Ball Dahlias on requisition will be filled with decorative Dahlias                                                                                                                                                          

Dogwood branches- (not blooming) – leafless

Godetia- Import $$$$

Gomphrena – all colors still available

Foliages – lots of varieties painted gold and silver

Festival Bush

Freesia local just starting $$$, plenty from Holland

Freesia Super $$$$

Fruited Branch Persimmons

Hyacinth- import

Hyacinth- Muscari blue or white- import

Jasmine vine no flower

Ilex- Red

Ilex – Yellow or Orange- Dutch

Iris

Kalanchoe Local

Kochia – import

Lisianthus – Local or Import- white, purple, pink, yellow

Lisianthus Import only- black, blush, brown, peach

Lily of the valley- import only $$$$

Lunaria

Magnolia-local California and Florida

Millet-green and black upright, green hanging

Orlaya

Ornithogalum- white, yellow, orange- Import

Ornithogalum Arabicum- Import

Passion vine

Pepperberry hanging and upright

Peony- all colors available

Phlox – import

Pieris – Bud-form pieris in good supply, still tight bud, no flowers until January

Privett- black berries

Protea Pink Ice

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum)

Ranunculusimport- Dutch and Italian

Rose Hips –Red

Scabiosa locally is hit and miss…mostly miss at this point

If you must Scabiosa go Dutch

Scabiosa Pods – Local

Scented Geranium

Southern Smilax

Statice – blue not available for the rest of the year

Stephanotis

Sweet Pea – Dutch

Sunflower – black center, green center, tinted red, chocolate

Trachelium Import

Tulips single, double, lily-shaped, parrot, frilled, French – local and import

Tweedia local or import

Veronica- Local and Import

Viburnum Snowball – Import

Waxflower – local

Xmas Bush-Red

 

 

Just Starting

 

Cottage Yarrow – white – import

Genestra – local and import

Heather White

Flowering Branch-Tulip Magnolia Blossoms

Narcissus/ Paper Whites

Ranunculus Local

Scabiosa – Japan

Sweet Pea – Italy and Japan

Viburnum Tinus

Mayesh Design Star: Unexpected Holiday Floral Arrangement

MDS: Unexpected Holiday Arrangement

In the last episode of her Mayesh Design Star series, Christy shows us two different holiday arrangements that focus on unexpected flowers for this special time of year. We all love seasonal flowers but here are some different and interesting alternatives this season.

We would like to thank Christy and her team at Colonial House of Flowers for an amazing year as the Mayesh Design Star. We would also like to thank Justin Peay of Justin Peay Productions for making a beautiful video series for 2017. You are all incredible!

Featured Products
Red arrangement: Freedom rose, Matador rose, burgundy dahlia, celosia, fiddlehead (aka monkey tail aka fern shoot), China fir, cedar, magnolia leaves, jasmine vine, mini cymbidium, and ranunculus.

White arrangement: cedar, huckleberry, silver dollar eucalyptus, jasmine vine, white anemones, white ranunculus, bunny tail, Wendy spray rose, viburnum berries and astilbe.

Materials used: Lida vase by Accent Decor (red arrangement), Chelsea vase by Accent Decor (white arrangement) and Oasis wire netting.

 

 

MDS: Unexpected Holiday Arrangement

MDS: Unexpected Holiday Arrangement MDS: Unexpected Holiday Arrangement MDS: Unexpected Holiday Arrangement MDS: Unexpected Holiday Arrangement

 

Host: Christy Hulsey,  Colonial House of Flowers
CHOF Team: Kaitlyn Baxter, Amanda Currier, Lanier Hays, Taylor Ellen
Styling: Whitney Downs, Whitewood Events
WE Team: Erica Cleary, Ashley Stalvey
Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Floral Supplies: Accent DecorOasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Napkins and Runners: Alanah Textiles
Table Linen: BBJ Linen
Plates: R. Wood Studios
Studio Space: Roxie Remley Fine Arts Building
Hair & makeup: Jessica Belfry, Hustle & Blow Dry Bar

Slow Flowers Podcast feat. Pat Dahlson & Christy Hulsey

Slow Flowers Podcast Debra Prinzing Pat Dahlson Christy Hulsey

 

If you’re not a regular listener of the Slow Flowers Podcast then you probably missed last week’s episode featuring our very own 2017 Design Star, Christy Hulsey, and Mayesh’s CEO Pat Dahlson!

Debra Prinzing, founder of Slowflowers.com, attended our Mayesh Design Star Workshop in Portland back in October and used it as the perfect opportunity to sit down with both Christy & Pat and pick their brains about flowers. It’s a fabulous episode – Debra learns more about Christy’s flower journey, and has a fascinating discussion with Pat about the wholesale world and his thoughts on the Slow Flowers movement and how wholesalers & small American growers can work together.

 

Give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

Slow Flowers Podcast Episode 324

 

2018 Mayesh Design Star Workshop Giveaway

Mayesh Design Star Workshop Giveaway

 

After an incredibly successful 2017 Mayesh Design Star Workshop Tour, planning for our 2018 tour with our new Design Star, Kaylee Young of Flourish by Kay, is well underway! This year we’ll be visiting four U.S. cities – Miami, Charleston, Santa Barbara & Salt Lake City – to give our community the experience of over a day of designing, learning & networking! We’re kicking everything off by giving away ONE TICKET to a 2018 MDS Workshop of your choice! The winner is responsible for travel & accommodations, with Mayesh covering the cost of a U.S. workshop, a $695 value.

P.S. You may have heard that we are offering an international workshop experience this year as well, so if you win and would prefer to go to Quito with us, then you may apply the $695 towards this ticket.

 

Here’s how the giveaway works:

  • You must follow @mayeshwholesale on Instagram
  • REPOST the official contest picture found on Instagram and use the hashtag, #MDSflowerworkshop2018
  • Enter by December 9, 2017 (you may enter as often as you would like)
  • Winner will be selected at random
  • Winner will be announced on December 12, 2017

 

Enter today for your chance to experience a Mayesh Design Star Workshop – learn from a Mayesh Design Star who has vast experience with wedding & events, work with the best seasonal flowers Mayesh has to offer, take home the vessel that you designed in, add professional photographs to your design portfolio, network with passionate designers & more! Get more details about the workshop tour including cities & dates here.

P.S. If you RSVP for a seat at a workshop, as each is limited to 30 students, and you win the giveaway, you will receive a full refund.

Don’t waste time and enter now!

 

Mayesh Design Star Workshop Giveaway

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

By entering the giveaway, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

-Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. reserves the right to close the giveaway at any time should the number of respondents become unmanageable.
-Mayesh reserves the right to change the parameters of the contest.
-Dates and times are subject to change based on need.
-No purchase necessary.
-Giveaway is open to floral designers who live in the United States and are at least 18 years old.
-Due to large prize value, the prize winner may be subject to U.S. taxes, a Form 1099 will be required. If this is the case, we will need to collect the name, address, and social security number of the winner(s). Sponsored by Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 5401 W 104th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Contact us with any questions or concerns at http://www.mayesh.com/contact-us/

By registering, you have read, understood, and agree to the following:
By participating in this contest, entrants agree to release Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. (Sponsor) and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the sweepstakes and each of the respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of any prize. Entrants authorize Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in all media no known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with and to promote, market or advertise, the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. By submitting entry materials, entrants acknowledge that they understand and agree that the Released Parties’ use of material containing features and elements similar to or identical with those contained in entrants’ entry materials does not entitle entrants to any compensation. By entering and/or participating, entrants waive any right of action against the Released Parties in connection with the Released Parties’ use of any material (or any part thereof), whether or not the material contains features or elements similar or identical to those contained in entrants’ entry materials.


                

November’s Featured Mayesh Luxe Blooms

Mayesh Luxe Blooms

 

Last week we posted the November Flower 411, but we wanted to share this month’s Featured Mayesh Luxe Blooms! If you don’t yet know about our line of luxe wholesale flowers, you can find more information here, and check out the Instagram hashtag #mayeshluxeblooms to stay up to date on our Luxe products.

 


 

NOVEMBER FEATURED LUXE BLOOMS

 

Ranunculus Cloni Hanoi

Mayesh Luxe Blooms PROTEA PINK KING

 

Orange Ilex

Mayesh Luxe Blooms ILEX GOLD ILEX

 

Peonies

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Peony

 

King Protea

Mayesh Luxe Blooms PROTEA PINK KING

 

Amaryllis

Mayesh Luxe Blooms APPLEBLOSSOM AMARYLLIS

 

Mornings with Mayesh: November 2017

Mornings with Mayesh replay

Each month, Yvonne gets together with some of her flower friends for our Mornings with Mayesh show to discuss the world of flowers. From general flower availability and flower care to marketing for your flower business and everything in between, you don’t want to miss this replay!

This month, Debbie Demarse of Eco Fresh Bouquet, joined us to share with you about her floral history, vision, the product design process, and how to become more eco-friendly.

Keep scrolling for the show notes that contains all of the questions, answers, and resources for your reference! And don’t forget to mark your calendars for December 12th for our next show!

SHOW NOTES

 

FLOWER QUESTIONS

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF FLOWERS?:

  •  https://www.mayesh.com/flower-411-november/
  • Peonies are back everybody! We are getting my absolute favorites, the giant coral charm. Reds, white and all the shades of pink are also available to spice up your weddings and high-end designs! These peonies are being imported from both Chile and New Zealand right now. They arrive to us in a tight state so remember to get them shipped early enough to open fully, *4 or 5 days.
  • Remember back in the 90’s when Martha Stuart said she was “bringing back the carnation”? Well, it took another 30 years of continued efforts but they are back in style AND in colors, we could have never dreamed about back then. You can view many of the new varieties in our online library!
  • Cotton has traditionally been used to celebrate the second wedding anniversary. We have it in our inventories now and it’s become very popular for wedding work, events or just a textural pop in any arrangement. One of our local florists incorporated it into some beautiful bridal bouquets that we will show you. A big shout out to Nicole Helle from The Wildflower AZ for sharing. I think it’s amazing the way the floral industry is evolving with the use of unique textural items like this.
  • Also arriving at a Mayesh near you, locally grown Kale. Kale likes the cool Pacific coast nights and warm days of fall to really proliferate! This kale is a decorative relative of cabbage family! These have also become increasingly popular in floral design due to their shape, amazing color and durability.
  • I wanted to remind everyone we are taking pre-books for Christmas wreaths, garlands, greens, flowers and plants. Call your favorite Mayesh rep and let us know If you need last year’s sales reports to help you plan your 2017 holiday purchasing!
  • From Michelle: How would you recommend caring for cafe au lait dahlias? I give the flowers a fresh cut and place them in a bucket of water. But I’ve noticed several times that the flowers on the outer edge of the water bucket wilt within an hour or two (before I even have a chance to design with them!)
    • Dahlia flowers have a lot of surface area and are prone to dehydration from transpiration (which is basically the flower losing moisture through evaporation). The key is in proper cold chain management and hydration including using a floral food intended for bulb flowers. Bulb flowers receive nutrients and hormones from their tuber, bulb or corm. After being cut these hormones become depleted causing premature flower death. Chrysal makes an easy to use food called  Chrysal Clear Bulbosus which not only has flower food and fungicide, but also the hormones that keep bulb flowers color from fading and petals from curling up.
    • A dahlia grower gave me the tip for Cafe au Laits – hot water! Bring water to almost boiling and then let it cool off and then place stems in for a drink…this only works with dinner plate varieties.

 

 

FLOWER DESIGN

  • How long do you soak your oasis?
    • Oasis or any fresh floral foam products only take a few minutes to soak through. The trick is to fill your basin with water first and then to gently lay bricks in until they sink.You know they are ready by the heavy weight of the brick. they should not feel light. Some brands have holes on one side to help speed up this process. Lay the side with the holes down first. Never push floral foam in to get it to soak quicker. This will cause a dry center and make it more difficult to absorb water. Also never press down or “smush” floral foam as this compresses it and also makes it difficult to insert stems. If you prep early in the day the foam will be ready for you when you start designing. Never leave floral foam in water longer than a week as bacteria can grow and cause issues for your flowers. Also clean your basin once a week with diluted bleach water to also inhibit bacteria growth if you use the same container continually.
  • We received many of the same questions from this month’s design video:
    • How did Christy make the large 7 foot circle? What is the bones made of?
      • EMT-Electrical metallic tubing
    • How did you hang the large hoop?
      • Christy says: “we’ve used chain, rope, and even propped. Here we used aircraft cable with a Y-hook (comes in easy to find kits). It’s industrial strength. This isn’t a Hobby Lobby kinda thing, you know? I get ours at an Electrical supply house.”
      • You can find the kits on Amazon as well.
  • When designing items for weddings, what items do you make first and how far in advance? I typically start with my wearables & sometimes centerpieces. But I always want the best flowers for my bouquets & tend to do those last thing…I’m not always sure what the best process is.
    • For me, I always start with the personals because I want to select the choices blooms for those pieces.  Because these are the up close and personal pieces I want to use the creme of the crop of what I have purchased on my product. So, like you, I want the best for those.Even if I don’t make them first, I definitely set aside those items.I also usually feel I have the best energy and focus when I start with the personals. They also get me really excited about the feel of the wedding. But there is no right or wrong way to start. AIot depends on the amount of space you have to work in, cooler storage space, how much staff you have to assist you and whether you have all your product in yet.
    • I have greened all my containers first and started prep work, like preparing oasis or chicken wire, any mechanics that can be done early in the week on Monday or Tuesday. All hard goods can be prepped and any rentals made ready. Most shops I have worked with from very small to large scale operations will usually start on WED for designing. There are many tools to help keep your flowers living longer (like crowning glory for example) but I think you find the system that works best for you.

 

 

FLOWER BUSINESS

  • Why haven’t you opened a location in Chicago?
    • I hear this questions all of the time and it always make us happy to hear that we are wanted and needed throughout the country. I don’t have an answer specific to Chicago, but I do know that we ship there!

 

 

MARKETING NEWS

  • Instagram Stories has hit over 300 million users … which is about half of all ov Instagram followers!! So if you haven’t started to used vertical video and pictures within Stories, then you need to start now.
    • Are you comfortable using vertical video?
  • And did you know that Instagram is now showing viewers Story previews when you scroll about half-way down your feed. Instagram is really pushing Stories and will be helping to entice people to view our Stories.
  • Facebook is going to shift from time spent to “time well spent”. For example, our latest design video has 70,000 views, but 3 seconds is counted as a view. So how many of those watched 85% of our video?? Marketers will need to focus on quality and engaging content, otherwise, we will probably start seeing low-quality content being pushed down and not shown.

 

 

DEBBIE DEMARSE INTERVIEW

  1. Can you tell me a bit about your background in the floral industry?
    1. http://ecofreshbouquet.com/
  2. How did you come to realize there was something missing in the floral industry?
  3. Can you describe the development process of the Sponge-Wraps and their initial intention of being solely for bouquet transport? I think your experience here could be of great interest to those who are listening who may have a product development idea.
  4. Do you want to talk a bit about the eco-friendly aspects of Sponge-Wraps and the rising trend within the floral industry towards more eco-friendly and sustainable floral practices  (slow flowers, American Grown flowers, etc.)?
  5. Did you reach out to other industry pro’s for product feedback after your initial development?
  6. How have you seen your product being used within the industry?
  7. Any last closing thoughts?

 

Customer Testimonial: Flower Happy Floral

Customer Testimonial Flower Happy Floral

 

Another Thursday, another happy customer! We’re always so thrilled when a customer reaches out to let us know about a great experience with Mayesh, and it’s even better when they send photos of our flowers in their beautiful events!

Pamela Suarez of Flower Happy Floral in Hamilton, MT uses Mayesh to get some of the more unique product that is not readily available in her area, and this particular wedding was no different. Here is Pamela’s experience with LAX Shipping sales rep Sarah Girard:

 


 

I have been working with Mayesh for several years. When Alana and Micheal got engaged,  I knew their wedding would be one of the most special weddings that Flower Happy would ever be a part of. From the beginning, I knew we would be using Mayesh, without a doubt, as this event would require the best. Alana’s mother just happens to be one of my greatest friends and is a designer herself. I have respected her design work for years.

Once the pictures and the vision were shared with Sarah, she did an amazing pull. Mayesh had everything we dreamed of. It was a perfect recipe.

Alana and Micheal’s special day is one that will never be forgotten.

Thank you Sarah and Mayesh!

 


 

 

Customer Testimonial Flower Happy Floral

Customer Testimonial Flower Happy Floral

Customer Testimonial Flower Happy Floral

Customer Testimonial Flower Happy Floral

Customer Testimonial Flower Happy Floral

Customer Testimonial Flower Happy Floral

Customer Testimonial Flower Happy Floral

Customer Testimonial Flower Happy Floral

Customer Testimonial Flower Happy Floral

 

 

Photography: Rachel Hudson – Kylee Ann Studios / Logan, UT

Dress: Marcella’s Bridal / Spokane, WA

Florist: Flower Happy Floral

Designer: Flower Happy Floral & Aurora Floral

Venue: Teller Wildlife Refuge / Hamilton Montana

 

Mayesh in Spanish: Dutch Masters Inspired Flowers

Dutch Masters Inspired Flowers

En nuestro próximo episodio de Mayesh Floral Design en español, Veronica Cicero de Anthology Co., demuestra cómo crear un impresionante diseño floral inspirado en los maestros holandeses. ¡No querrás perderte esta característica ya que Veronica da vida a las pinturas de bodegones con flores de Mayesh!

ENGLISH:
Mayesh in Spanish: Dutch Masters Inspired Flowers

In our next episode of Mayesh Floral Design in Spanish, Veronica Cicero of Anthology Co. demonstrates how to create a stunning Dutch Masters inspired floral design. You don’t want to miss this feature as Veronica brings still life paintings to life using Mayesh flowers!

Passion Fruit – Fruta de Maracuyá
Grape Vine – Enredadera de Uva
Delphinium – Delfinio
Passion Fruit Vine – Enredadera de Maracuyá
Explosion Grass – Espiga de Pasto Ornamental
Tweedia – Oxipetalum
Anemones – Anemonas
Phlox – Phlox
Zinnias – Zinnias
Tulips – Tulipanes
Rudbeckia – Margaria Silvestre
Scabiosa Pod – Vaina de Scabiosa
Begonia Leaves – Hojas de Begonia

Video & Photography: Talewind Visuals

Dutch Masters Inspired Flowers Dutch Masters Inspired Flowers Dutch Masters Inspired Flowers

Flower 411: November

 

Flower 411 November Product Availability

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 11/1/2017

This month in the world of wholesale flowers…

 

California product is starting to dwindle down in availability. We will be moving to more import.

Oregon has had a frost so they are finished with all flower crops and deciduous foliages.

 

Finished / Not Available

 

Acorns

Anemone Japanese

Artichoke Blooming

Blackberry vines- foliage only

Calendula

Chamomile yellow daisy- no one grows this anymore

Chestnuts

Clematis – local

Cosmos- pinks and whites

Cotinus Blooming

Cotinus Foliage- last week

Delphinium Belladonna Light Pink

Echinops

Eremurus

Eucomis

Euphorbia Dog Eye

Fruiting branches – Blueberry

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Garnet Kings/ Peter Johns- Grower went out of business

Ginger Beehive

Heather white or pink- local starts end of November

Hellebore – New Zealand

Honey Suckle

Hops

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Kumquats- restricted movement by the Department of Agriculture

Lace Flower

Leucadendron Jester – finishing

Lupine

Maple Folaige

Marguerite daisy

Matsumoto aster- Peach, Yellow, White

Ninebark

Oregano Kents Beauty and Hopley’s pink

Pokeweed

Poppy Matilda

Poppy oriental

Poppy Icelandic- no poppy of any type available

Protea Waratah

Rain Tree pods

Riceflower – locally, no white, pink is barely 14” tall

Rose Hips Pumpkin

Rose Hips Magical

Rudbeckia

Sedum

Shasta Daisy

Snowberry

Spirea

Stephanotis Vines

Thryptomene/ Calycina- Import

Viburnum foliage

Yarrow tansy button

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis-$$$$$

Anemone- import

Artichokes all size and colors – gapping

Aster Matsumoto- White, Lavender, light/medium pink- almost non-existent

Begonia Foliage

Birch Victorian

Calicarpa – Beauty Berry

Celosia Feather – import , local is limited volume and color selection

Cottage Yarrow – white, peach, cream – go import

Dahlias – Burgundy – demand is insane, supply is limited

Delphinium Belladonna White

Delphinium Belladonna light blue

Delphinium hybrid all colors

Dianthus Green Ball- local is trickling in

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf  (moon lagoon, gumdrop, parvifolia, bonsai)

Freesia Super – local -$$$$

French Tulip- finished in Holland, only one local vendor limited amounts and colors (NO PEACH)

Foxglove- all colors very limited  white & htp finished… limited Illumination

Iris regular – no light blue

Gardenias

Gomphrena White

Hydrangea local Limited, mostly antique greens

Nigella

Papyrus Lions Head- advance notice required

Pampas Grass – large orders – advance notice required

Protea- Protea Blushing Bride- import- winding down

Protea King white (SUPER Limited)

Protea white – import and local but limited

Ranunculus – import

Scabiosa white annual

Scabiosa black, burgundy, perennial white

Scabiosa- Limited Local and Import

Strawflower- yellow, bronze/orange, purple only

Sweet Pea- Dutch only, limited color selection

Virburnum Spring Bouquet (tinus)

 

 

Available

 

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium- import only (Dutch)

Amaranthus

Asclepias- local and import  (orange is limited)

Aster Matsumoto- hot pink purple, red

Banksia prionotes and menziesii

Bear Grass Super

Birds – import only

Bouvardia- very limited locally (no light pink grown in usa) – go import (has all colors)

Brunia Silver

Bupluerum

Calla- calla supply is unpredicatable lately, heavu to flame and yellow-low on pinks and whites

Campanula- import only $$$$$

Chamomile/ Matricaria/feverfew

Chinese Lanterns – leafless

Clematis – Import only- no White

Cosmos Chocolate

Cotton

Coxcomb- Import

Craspedia-local and import

Crocosmia Flower – import – $$$$

Crocosmia Pods- import only

Delphinium Bella dark blue

Dianthus Green trick or Green Ball- Import

Dahlias – Most local outdoor dahlia crops should be finishing up.The supply of Burgundy from all growers is becoming limited and may hit a gap in between crops. Greenhouse dahlias from our year round dahlia growers are right around the corner.  This means basic colors.

Oregon dahlias – Swan Island will not be available this year

Dogwood branches- (not blooming) – leafless

Echinacea cones

Festival Bush

Gomphrena

Freesia – local finished, import only

Hepatcodium

Hibiscus pods – Red

Jasmine vine no flower

Ilex – Orange, Red

Laurel foliage – variegated

Lisianthus – Local- white, purple, pink, yellow

Lisianthus Import only- black, blush, brown, peach

Lily of the valley- import only $$$$

Lysmachia- import

Magnolia – local California and Florida

Millet – green and black upright, green hanging

Monkshood

Oak Leaves

Orlaya

Ornithogalum- white, yellow orange- Import

Ornithogalum Arabicum- Import

Passion vine

Pepperberry hanging and upright

Peony- all colors available

Persimmons- orange

Phlox- import

Pieris Bud-form pieris in good supply, still tight bud, no flowers until January

Poppy pods

Privett- black berries

Protea Pink Ice

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) orange – import

Red Rover Disbuds

Rose Hips – Red

Scabiosa Pods – Local

Scented Geranium

Southern Smilax

Statice – blue not available for the rest of the year

Stephanotis

Sunflower- black center, green center, tinted red, Teddy Bear, Bi Color (Mahognay)

Trachelium – Import

Tulips- production locally and import going up

Tweedia local

Veronica- Local and Import

Vine Maple

Waxflower- local purple and pink available/ white limited

Waxflower Hybrid- Import

Wax – import

Yarrow yellow- local

 

Mayesh Design Star: Floral Hoops

In this episode of Mayesh Design Star, Christy demonstrates how to make a cost-effective and stunning floral hoop. In the past few years, these hoops have gained popularity in weddings and now in events – from boutonniere size to 7 feet tall. Floral hoops are a fun and easy way to make a show-stopping piece without breaking the bank. This is definitely thinking outside the box (or vase). Scroll down to watch the video and view the pictures from th

P.S. We asked Christy where to purchase the large event hoop and she recommends to connect with a local welder who can create a great custom piece for you. A great addition to your rental inventory!

Featured product: Huckleberry, passion vine, silver dollar eucalyptus, camellia, Elaeagnus, smilax, Eden Romantica garden spray rose, white ranunculus, Pennisetum or bunny tail and pepper berry.

Supplies needed: Hoop of desired size and material, clippers, water source (flower pick or Ecofresh bouquet wrap), wire or zip-ties, Design Master Petal Proofer, and Design Master Foliage Sealer.

 

 

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Host: Christy Hulsey,  Colonial House of Flowers
CHOF Team: Kaitlyn Baxter, Amanda Currier, Lanier Hays, Taylor Ellen
Styling: Whitney Downs, Whitewood Events
WE Team: Erica Cleary, Ashley Stalvey
Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Floral Supplies: Accent DecorOasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Napkins and Runners: Alanah Textiles
Table Linen: BBJ Linen
Plates: R. Wood Studios
Studio Space: Roxie Remley Fine Arts Building
Hair & makeup: Jessica Belfry, Hustle & Blow Dry Bar

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